The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Testing
Rank 141 114 120
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 10 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.53% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
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£313 £323 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% -20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £304 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £373 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.49 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.99 £46.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +42.29%
Security Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2779 2211 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.54% 73.21% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1173 909
Average daily rate £388 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 96 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 9 £400 +24.03% 3
Lancashire - 1 £225 - 1
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing.

1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
2 7 (43.75%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) ISEB
2 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (37.50%) Release Management
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Retail
6 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
6 3 (18.75%) BC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (12.50%) SIEM
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) hybris

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) FTP
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) MS Access
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) HPUX
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (43.75%) Performance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Information Assurance
3 6 (37.50%) Release Management
3 6 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Statistical Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) SIEM
6 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) ISMS
6 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VB
1 2 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (43.75%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (37.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (18.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (18.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.25%) FATCA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) hybris
3 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Websense
4 1 (6.25%) Actimize
4 1 (6.25%) Rapid7
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
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